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#Irish book awards

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Manchán Magan: 'Our perception of the world can change when we see things through the Irish language'

Nov 20th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,122 Views 17 Comments

The author and broadcaster writes about researching his latest book on the Irish language and the many colourful words in it.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 16 November, 2021

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What I discovered reading the letters sent to Ireland's Presidents over the decades

Nov 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 15,517 Views 0 Comments

Flor MacCarthy shares the uplifting and often heartbreaking real-life stories she discovered while reading the Presidents’ letters.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'In my everyday reality, self-love doesn’t protect me from racial harassment, sexism and ableism'

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 14,172 Views 0 Comments

An Post Irish Book Awards nominee Rosaleen McDonagh has written a searing book of essays – here, she writes about their genesis.

# irish-book-awards - Friday 29 October, 2021

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: How do you get a book published in Ireland?

Oct 29th 2021, 5:00 PM 6,680 Views 0 Comments

Authors Alice Taylor and Sophie White share their experiences and advice with us this week.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

Sally Rooney, Claire Keegan and Donal Skehan among Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 21st 2021, 12:13 PM 8,777 Views 3 Comments

The awards will take place at a ceremony on 23 November.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners
# An Post Ibas
# An Post Ibas

'It's a huge thing for a writer': Donal Ryan and Keelin Shanley among Irish Book Awards winners

Nov 25th 2020, 8:35 PM 19,816 Views 5 Comments

“It’s just a privilege,” Eason Novel of the Year winner Donal Ryan told us.

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in
# Get Reading
# Get Reading

What are the best Irish reads of 2020? The Irish Book Awards are on tonight - and you can tune in

Nov 25th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,316 Views 4 Comments

Here’s how you can tune in – and who’s nominated in TheJournal.ie’s sponsored category.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 14 November, 2020

A Page From My Life: Three stories of love, parenthood and revelation from Irish people
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

A Page From My Life: Three stories of love, parenthood and revelation from Irish people

Nov 14th 2020, 9:00 PM 23,815 Views 4 Comments

Read three people’s personal stories taken from A Page From My Life, which is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 12 November, 2020

How the Twilight Together photo project captured the mood (and hearts) of the nation
# Twilight Together
# Twilight Together

How the Twilight Together photo project captured the mood (and hearts) of the nation

Nov 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 18,509 Views 1 Comment

We spoke to photographer Ruth Medjber about putting the project together this summer.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past
# Old Ireland In Colour
# Old Ireland In Colour

These stunning colourised photos give a new look at Ireland's past

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 70,565 Views 23 Comments

They’ve been compiled into a book that is nominated in this year’s Irish Book Awards.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 31 October, 2020

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill scooped up handfuls of her lover's blood, drank, then threw back her head and howled'

Oct 31st 2020, 8:00 PM 64,116 Views 9 Comments

Author and poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa is nominated in the An Post Irish Book Awards – here she writes about how ghosts inspired her nominated book.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Keelin Shanley, Luke O'Neill and Mary McAleese among this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 20th 2020, 2:33 PM 14,098 Views 2 Comments

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards

Nov 21st 2019, 9:13 AM 15,362 Views 6 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 18 November, 2019

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Dare to dream: The Irish people who aimed high and did the country proud

Nov 18th 2019, 7:00 PM 19,203 Views 11 Comments

Sarah Webb writes about why she wanted to inspire young people through bringing them the story of some fascinating Irish achievers.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'...  A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words
# An Post Irish Book Awards
# An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: From 'litir' to 'meisce'... A history of Ireland in 10 (or so) words

Nov 12th 2019, 7:03 PM 16,332 Views 6 Comments

Ancient Irish texts teach us about how people saw the world back then, as the authors of a new book explain.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 9 November, 2019

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'
# An Post Book Awards
# An Post Book Awards

Extract: 'Birds are vessels for a lasting happiness that can be hard to find in other avenues of life'

Nov 9th 2019, 4:00 PM 13,342 Views 1 Comment

I’ve seen species from my bedroom window that I haven’t seen anywhere else, writes Conor W. O’Brien in an extract from his book.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Kevin Barry, Sinéad Gleeson and Edna O'Brien amongst this year's Irish Book Awards nominees
# An Post Irish Book Awards
# An Post Irish Book Awards

Kevin Barry, Sinéad Gleeson and Edna O'Brien amongst this year's Irish Book Awards nominees

Oct 24th 2019, 8:03 PM 7,499 Views 3 Comments

Once again, TheJournal.ie is sponsoring the Best Irish Published Book award.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Readers vote confessional essay collection Notes to Self the best Irish book of 2018
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Readers vote confessional essay collection Notes to Self the best Irish book of 2018

Jan 29th 2019, 5:58 PM 9,597 Views 1 Comment

The book, written by Emilie Pine, was published by Tramp Press.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards
# Winners
# Winners

Success for Lynn Ruane, Sally Rooney and Aislings everywhere at Irish Book Awards

Nov 27th 2018, 10:45 PM 23,416 Views 15 Comments

Here are this year’s winners.

# irish-book-awards - Friday 23 November, 2018

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death
# An Post Irish Book Awards
# An Post Irish Book Awards

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Nov 23rd 2018, 7:30 PM 26,498 Views 32 Comments

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared
# Penguin
# Penguin

Once upon a time, Ireland was full of penguins - here's how they disappeared

Nov 20th 2018, 8:00 PM 35,418 Views 21 Comments

No, not the chocolate bars – real penguins. Author Rob Maguire explains.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 19 November, 2018

WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018
# Page Turners
# Page Turners

WIN: These great books nominated for the Irish Book Awards 2018

Nov 19th 2018, 7:00 PM 15,291 Views 4 Comments

Six non-fiction books about everything from heritage to trailblazing women.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'From footballers to computer programmers - I'm blazing a trail for Ireland's hidden women'

Nov 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 13,489 Views 16 Comments

Ever heard of aviator Lilian Bland from Antrim, or professional international footballer Anne O’Brien from Inchicore? Author Sarah Webb on why they were forgotten about, despite their achievements.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Enda Kenny's grandfather, a Dutch plane full of diamonds: Illustrating the lesser-known histories of Irish lighthouses

Nov 4th 2018, 10:00 PM 25,056 Views 4 Comments

Roger O’Reilly’s book of illustrations looks at the hidden history of Ireland’s lighthouses.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 28 October, 2018

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book
# Meet Me At The Pier
# Meet Me At The Pier

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

Oct 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,176 Views 0 Comments

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

Oct 25th 2018, 8:03 PM 16,535 Views 6 Comments

You can vote for your favourites across the categories.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann
# Gradaim Leabhar Na HÉireann

Irish language works get their own award category for first time at Irish Book Awards

Jun 27th 2018, 7:04 PM 7,350 Views 7 Comments

An Post has taken over as sponsor of the annual awards for the next three years.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Atlas of the Irish Revolution named Ireland's best book of the year
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Atlas of the Irish Revolution named Ireland's best book of the year

Dec 19th 2017, 1:04 PM 21,680 Views 29 Comments

It was given the award by the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards today.

# irish-book-awards - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

These are the best Irish books of 2017
# Bgeibas
# Bgeibas

These are the best Irish books of 2017

Nov 28th 2017, 11:30 PM 26,170 Views 2 Comments

We’ve got all the winners’ names right here.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Frank McGuinness's journey from 'timid Donegal boy' to successful writer

Nov 26th 2017, 9:00 PM 10,935 Views 1 Comment

We visited the writer in his office at UCD.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 20 November, 2017

Irish Book Award nominee Deirdre Sullivan talks fairy tales and fighting procrastination
# Nominated
# Nominated

Irish Book Award nominee Deirdre Sullivan talks fairy tales and fighting procrastination

Nov 20th 2017, 7:30 PM 6,920 Views 1 Comment

Her book Tanglewood and Brine is nominated in the TheJournal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year 2017 category.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 19 November, 2017

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'
# Opinion
# Opinion

David McCullagh on Eamon de Valera: 'People tended either to love him or to loath him'

Nov 19th 2017, 8:45 AM 14,942 Views 77 Comments

It’s difficult to be even-handed about someone who arouses such strong emotions, four decades after his death, writes David McCullagh.

# irish-book-awards - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'
# Bgeibas
# Bgeibas

Ruth Fitzmaurice: 'The writing just came out - it was raw inside me'

Nov 4th 2017, 9:45 AM 13,997 Views 4 Comments

The author of I Found My Tribe, who is married to the late Simon Fitzmaurice, is nominated for an Irish Book Award.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Newbies, celebrities, and one turkey: These Irish books are in the running to be named the best of 2017

Nov 2nd 2017, 2:46 PM 14,878 Views 11 Comments

The nominees for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book awards were announced today.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Comedian David Walliams to get special recognition at Irish Book Awards 2017
# Children's Author
# Children's Author

Comedian David Walliams to get special recognition at Irish Book Awards 2017

Oct 25th 2017, 7:42 PM 10,741 Views 15 Comments

“This is delightful news,” the Little Britain star, and children’s author, said.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced
# Stocking Filler
# Stocking Filler

Ireland’s favourite books for 2016 have been announced

Nov 17th 2016, 12:05 AM 25,820 Views 6 Comments

The winners were announced at an award ceremony in Dublin tonight.

# irish-book-awards - Monday 14 November, 2016

"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

"Irish readers are like no others in the world": How these homegrown publishers are making waves

Nov 14th 2016, 8:00 PM 12,626 Views 1 Comment

We speak to two of the country’s publishers about a life in books.

# irish-book-awards - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Pics: Five images that tell the story of modern Ireland
# Irish Book Awards
# Irish Book Awards

Pics: Five images that tell the story of modern Ireland

Nov 13th 2016, 8:00 PM 19,050 Views 8 Comments

Here are five images taken from 100 artworks that tell the story of a nation.

# irish-book-awards - Thursday 10 November, 2016

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The Invisible Art: Why have Irish composers been ignored for so long?

Nov 10th 2016, 8:00 PM 838 Views 6 Comments

Music critic Michael Dervan writes about his journey to discovering more Irish composers in his book The Invisible Art, which is nominated for a Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award.

# irish-book-awards - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'
# Read Me
# Read Me

A story before bedtime: 'The Cure for Too Much Feeling'

Nov 9th 2016, 8:00 PM 298 Views 3 Comments

Written by Bernie McGill, this short story is taken from The Glass Shore, which is nominated in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.

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